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South Sound Estuary AssociationPO Box 2182
Olympia, WA 98507
South Sound Estuarium
309 State Ave. NE
OPEN Saturdays and Sundays
11 am - 4 pm
$3 single adults, $1 youth over 12
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Remember last Father’s Day pipefish were born in one of our Aquariums. (see picture to the left and notice how big they are getting.)
April 23rd, 7 pm “Songs for SSEA”
OLYMPIA ELKS LODGE, 1818 4TH AVE. E, OLYMPIA, WA
TICKETS: $20/PERSON Tickets will be available at the door!
(Older children are welcome.)
Featuring music by PINNIPED, Acoustic Celtic Trio. Trio members are: Erik Correia (guitar, voice), Sarah Kellington (fiddle, voice), and Bill Kellington (bodhran, guitar, voice). They play mostly-traditional mostly-celtic acoustic music.
KEN BEVIS, Storyteller/Musician. He is a singer/song writer, guitarist, biologist, birder, fisherman, hunter, hiker, skier. His songs are often about animals and nature. He loves to perform and share his love of nature. He thinks he is funny (others do too!) and yes he is a storyteller.
No Host Bar and refreshments
Kiirsten Flynn, Research Biologist, SSEA Discover Speaker Series
Kiirsten will be giving an overview of regional marine mammals that spend time in Puget Sound, the Salish Sea and off of our coast. She will touch on the resurgence of both harbor porpoise in southern Puget Sound, and humpbacks in the Salish Sea. Other topics will include on-going research on these species, what do to if you see a stranded marine mammal as well as an update on the northern Puget Sound gray whales.
LOTT WET Science Center
500 Adams St NE, Olympia, Washington 98501
Sound Ecology with Cascadia Research Collective
Come join us for a fascinating evening about the work of Cascadia Research Collective.
Explore * Connect * Inspire
Discovery Speaker Series ~ Free
Cascadia Research is a non-profit, tax-exempt (recognized by the IRS under501c3) scientific and education organization based in Olympia, Washington, USA. We were founded in 1979 primarily to conduct research needed to manage and protect threatened marine mammals.
Learn more at http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/
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South Sound Estuarium Docent Training
To learn about SSEA and what volunteer opportunities we have to offer at the Estuarium, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next docent training/estuarium orientation is scheduled for April 9th, 5:00 – 6:30pm at the Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia.
2016 Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition
April 12th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Capitol Museum Coach House,
214 – 22nd Ave. SW, Olympia.
Speaker: Helen Berry, WDFW, Eelgrass and kelp in South Sound, focusing on the areas south of the Tacoma Narrows bridge.
Plan to join us for Good Food, Conversation, Appreciation and Fun!
SSEA Strategic Plan Survey Summary
In November 2015, as part of the development of a 5 year strategic plan, SSEA conducted an online stakeholders survey to assess their programs and organization. Invitations to take the survey were issued through various media sources; 92 people participated (one third of which were SSEA members). Ninety-six percent believe that SSEA fulfill its mission to provide knowledge of estuaries and the Puget Sound marine environment.
Ninety-four percent of respondents rated their experience as good to excellent at the Estuarium. In addition, twelve respondents said more fish, tanks, and displays were needed. When asked about what programs needed improvement, over 10% said SSEA needs more Estuarium open hours and more informational tables in public places. Respondents preferred to hear about SSEA activities by email or on the website.
Click the link below for the full survey results.